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Israel's Netanyahu takes aim at Hamas

Israel's Netanyahu takes aim at Hamas

Israel's prime minister is taking a tough line toward an emerging Palestinian government before his high-profile trip to Washington,
In a clear message to the Hamas militant group, Benjamin Netanyahu told his parliament Monday that Israel cannot make peace with a government if it includes members sworn to Israel's destruction.
Netanyahu says he wants to make peace with a Palestinian state that wants to end its conflict with Israel, not continue it.
He questioned the Palestinian commitment to peace after deadly clashes with Palestinian protesters Sunday along Israel's borders. He also noted a Hamas leader's calls for the end of the "Zionist enterprise."
The rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, agreed last week to form a unity government ahead of national elections.